Today’s comment from me has nothing to do with cameras or film!
I may have commented on the subject before, but recently I read somewhere that if the happenings in that economic powerhouse that is China, are anything to go by, we may well meet the end of the earth and its living things, not by nuclear explosions, but by the disappearance of bees.
Wholesale usage of pesticides in China has now shown the true cost…all of the bee colonies in the Sichuan area have been destroyed and plants are now pollinated by hand, at a cost of an estimated $3 billion a year, something which was being done for free by Nature.
And at the lowest level, it is all being pushed by greed. Companies such as Monsanto are allegedly the ones who are spear-heading the use of, and bringing out ever-increasing chemicals that reap huge profits for them, but at what cost?
Sure, the dinosaurs managed to exist for 135 million years, so we have a long way to go, but you get where I’m coming from.
So how can we give a helping hand to Nature? Simple. I plant flowers in my garden that encourage bees to browse. Those of you who havent got gardens, flowering plants can be grown in window-sill pots too.
The number of bees coming to visit your plants may be small, but remember, if we all do the same, things will help exponentially.
Remember….No bees, no plants…no plants, no animals…no animals, no more man…
Which plants should we grow? Here’s a small selection of easy-to-grow plants: